Friday, July 2, 2010


We went up to McAllen to pick up supplies and celebrate our anniversary. Just as we were settling in, Alec churned himself up in the gulf and we started putting things together quickly for a return trip. We got home on Wednesday evening just as the hurricane was nearing landfall. Luckily, although we saw steady, hard rain in northern Mexico and the beginnings of the flood in Monterrey, the trip home was uneventful. Here at the hacienda, we got about four inches of rain. Not enough to do any significant damage, but enough to wash out part of a garden, split the near-ripe tomatoes on the vine and encourage the mosquitoes. All in all, it wasn't nearly as awful as it could have been. More rain is forecast for the next few days, but for us it looks quite manageable.